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Josephine Ellen (Martina) Rowe, 87, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Wilmington, NC.
She was born in Beckley, WV, on April 2, 1930. She was educated in Beckley, WV, graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. After graduating from high school, she went to Washington, D.C., worked in the U.S. government for the Department of Indian Affairs and after that she worked for the Appalachian Regional Commission office.
She is survived by her two daughters, Elaine T. Rowe and Ellen M. Shipe of Knoxville; a granddaughter, Christina and husband Mike; two great-granddaughters, Breilla and Lillianna; her sister, Mary Martina Trail, residing at Lake Shore Commons independent living retirement community, Wilmington, NC; cousins Bruno Della Mea of Beckley, WV, and Carlo Martina of Detroit, MI; nephews, Fred Martina of Macon, GA, Rick of Newport News, VA, and numerous nephews and nieces and many friends.
She was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, TN.
Published on October 20, 2017
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